The girl from Glenagivney, song

Denis McDaid and Jimmy Houten, singing in English
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‘Twas on a Monday morning the  weather being calm and clear
Down by Greencastle ferry without a dread or fear
Down by Greencastle ferry free from every care and toil
In the hopes to live a happy life down by the river Foyle

Magilligan’s a pretty place and very well it’s known
But I intend to leave it and live in Inishowen
Where the girls they dress neat and trim in very high degree
Of all the parts in Ireland sweet Inishowen for me

The road to Glenagivney lies above Greencastle town
There dwells a handsome lady of honour and renown
For the looks of her bright countenance it has so enticed me
By Cupid’s dart I’ve found the smart I’m wounded quite by she

The character I got of you it pleases me right well
Let my parents say as they will I will go and please myself
Perhaps you’ll rue when I’m far off when cupid sets me free
So take providence and be my girl and come along with me